Monday, April 4, 2011


It's another month! Hooray April! In 16 days I will be 26... crazy. I think I'm still having my quarter-life crisis though :oP

I want to take this time to just complain about stuff... since I'm freshly pregnant, slightly hormonal and moody, I want to get all of these thoughts and feelings off my chest.

First of all... if you are an adult woman (by adult I mean over the age of 18) you should NOT be sporting that hideous "poof" hairdo crap on top of your head. (For the unfamiliar, the "poof" has been made famous by that Jersey Shore character Snooki; it's sort of like a really bad tribute to a beehive hairdo or something, but looks absurd and awful.) This should probably even be extended to anyone who is in the 6th grade or above. This does NOT look good on ANYONE. It looks like you have a freaking tumor growing out of your hair on top of your head. I implore you to find a different hair style... there are many that are classy and flattering to all face shapes and hair types... the poof is not. I don't care who you are. Quit it. Stop making your head look stupid.

Secondly... I am a member of a "mommy message board" (CafeMom) and I have been reading THE STUPIDEST posts in there from people who think they might be pregnant... claiming they missed their period and feel a baby kicking inside, and their belly is already looking like they're pregnant (but it's only been 2 days since that missed period!) NEWSFLASH DUMMIES: It takes quite a while before you will even remotely begin to feel a baby kick inside you. Try 16-20 WEEKS of pregnancy (just about the halfway point). When your baby is initially conceived, it is a minute mass of very tiny cells called an EMBRYO. It's not even considered "fetus status" yet. That won't come until at least 10-12 weeks. When your baby is an embryo, especially at just a few days after your missed period, it is literally no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. It does NOT have arms or legs yet. There is NO WAY you can be feeling a baby "kick" your insides at this point. You have GAS. Chill out.

And let's not forget the people who post their basal body temp charts every single day begging for people to analyze a very obviously anovulatory cycle... and their chart has 5-10 temps TOPS on it, which is not enough to determine much of anything at all. And these same people have been told every day when they post that they need to have a couple weeks' worth of temperatures for anyone to even make a remote analysis of it. They've been told, shown, given resources of where to look to find out more information about basal body temping. You did NOT ovulate unless you experience a significant thermal shift... your OPK stick is NOT positive unless the test line is as dark as, or darker, than the control line. (This may not necessarily be true for all women; some do not ever get a positive OPK and still ovulate!) But yeah.

Ahhh I hate stupid people who do not READ or choose not to educate themselves. I have no sympathy for you. I don't want to help you. I want to slap you.

And now I will take my freshly pregnant self and finish this crazy robot project I was assigned for my engineering design class. It's either going to go pretty well, or be a complete and epic failure. I'm going with the 2nd option, since we've been given little to no clue how to operate the software and robot and we're all struggling (but hey, we're pretty good at providing each other with emotional support!)